BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music

Date: 16.08.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.02
Category: Radio 6 Music
This autumn, BBC Radio 6 Music is celebrating live music with special performances from top acts including Richard Hawley, The xx and New Order, plus a series of live sessions from Maida Vale.

Kicking off the series of live performances is The Radcliffe and Maconie One-Date Roadshow (1pm-4pm), on stage in the piazza outside the 6 Music studios in Salford on 27th August. The show will feature live music from The Cribs, Django Django and The Go! Team, as well as an acoustic session from James Mercer, lead singer of The Shins.

Critically acclaimed singer-song writer and guitarist Richard Hawley returns home to perform with the BBC Philharmonic at Magna in Sheffield on Saturday 8th September. It is the first time Richard has performed with an orchestra in the UK and he will play music from across his career. The concert is being introduced by Jarvis Cocker and will go out in a Tom Robinson Special (6pm-10pm).

Barclaycard Mercury Prize winning The xx will perform a special session on Steve Lamacq’s show (4pm-7pm) on Monday 10th September, featuring songs from their new album.

In addition live performances from the hugely influential New Order and Mercury Prize nominated Everything Everything at Festival No.6 (6pm-11pm) will be included in a special Marc Riley Show on 16th September.

Live Music Monday takes place on 6 Music on Monday 24th September. Beginning with Chris Hawkins show in the morning and ending with Gideon Coe’s show in the evening, there will be a session in every live show, including performances from Tim Burgess, lead singer of the Charlatans, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny and Lucy Rose.

BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music culminates in live sessions from Maida Vale from 1st to the 6th October, including special performances from Bat For Lashes and Kindness. These sessions will be streamed online and available to watch on the Red Button.

Finally, alongside the live music programming, 6 Music is drawing on the BBC’s rich and unique archive to broadcast documentaries about classic live music venues and events, as well as live recordings from sessions and festivals.

For many of the events and sessions there will be free tickets available. Listen to 6 Music and visit for more information.

Issued by BBC Radio 6 Music Publicity